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A look at the Logies

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This weekend Australia will celebrate our very own television talent in the 57th Logie Awards and you can catch the whole thing on the Nine Network with iiNet TV with Fetch. It’s a night where our homegrown Aussie stars come out to shine, glammed up in smart suits and glitzy gowns.

We have a look at what’s in store for this year’s Logies including who are the hot picks to win.

New Home in the TV Hall of Fame

It’s been a part of our lives for 28 years and still manages to reach an impressive million national viewers each night. The show that launched many talented Aussies to international stardom, including Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts and Chris Hemsworth. It’s Australia’s highest-rated soap opera. I’m talking of course, about our Summer Bay family on Home and Away.

Home and Away is as Aussie as meat pies and shrimp on the barbie. That may be one of the reasons it has won 43 Logie awards since its release. This year the popular soapie is receiving a whole new honour on Logie night: being inducted into the TV Week Logie Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is an award reserved for outstanding achievement in the Australian television industry, whether by an actor, director, writer, or in this case, a TV show.

Live Performances

The curvy and proud “All about that bass” singer Meghan Trainer and lively Latino superstar Ricky Martin are set to perform at the 2015 Logies. Also taking the stage was meant to be global music star Sam Smith. Sadly, Smith has been forced to cancel his performance due to poor health. Luckily The Script have come to save the day like true superheroes. The Irish pop rockers will be replacing Smith as the third and final live performance.

Hot contenders

Let’s start with the most coveted award: the Gold Logie. This year comedy duo and best friends Hamish Blake and Andy Lee battle against one another as well as Offspring’s Asher Keddie, Home and Away’s Steve Peacocke, The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and The Block’s Scott Cam for the prestigious award. Cam, Keddie and Blake have each already won the Gold Logie in previous years.

Keddie makes the list again as one of the nominees for most popular actress and Peacocke for most popular actor. Another big name competing for most popular actor is Chris Lilley for his character Jonah of Tonga, after previously taking out most popular actor last year for his other infamous creation Ja’mie: private school girl. A familiar face in the Most Popular Actress category is Mandy McElhinney who you might recognise from not only her role on the also-nominated drama series Love Child, but as “safe driver” Rhonda in commercials with Ketut.

Bickmore and Lee get a second chance for glory with their nominations for the Most Popular Presenter. However, they have some stiff competition going up against Family Feud’s Grant Denyer, The Living Room’s Amander Keller and Today presenter Karl Stefanovic.

Don’t forget, you can use iiNet TV with Fetch to record, pause and rewind live TV thanks to the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) feature. Store up to 585 hours of TV and record two channels while you watch another!

Who are your picks to win at the Logies this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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